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by José M. Rico
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Paintwork Query
Replies: 17
Views: 425

Re: Paintwork Query

My question is that I can’t place the lower, brighter white rhomboid stepped below the boot line? I know there was a step around the false bow waves, but this seems to be by a ‘Baltic Stripe’. I realise these were painted over but this still seems very noticeable though. I don’t know if the over pa...
by José M. Rico
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Zielgeber C/38 S Target Indicator
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Re: Zielgeber C/38 S Target Indicator

8x to 24x
Thank you very much for this! :ok:
by José M. Rico
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Paintwork Query
Replies: 17
Views: 425

Re: Paintwork Query

Bill, the photo in question is on your Bismarck book, page 488.
"Nonpenetrating Shell strikes on the 320-mm belt armor". COURTESY OF JAMES CAMERON.
by José M. Rico
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Operation Berlin Question
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Operation Berlin Question

I'm not familiar with Richard Garrett’s work, but he may be referring to the fifth and last victim, the Harlesden (5,483 GRT) which initialy tried to escape but was finally sunk at 2308 hours after darkness fell.
by José M. Rico
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Crew indulgences near the end
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Crew indulgences near the end

I suspect the crew men received Pervitin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methamphetamine Yes, most likely. Radio operators aboard Prinz Eugen were administered Pervitin during Rheinübung, and considering the position Bismarck was I suspect it would be the same. Schokakola with its high caffeine cont...
by José M. Rico
Sat May 29, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Famous picture showing Bismarck down by the bow
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Famous picture showing Bismarck down by the bow

Most people say that the Bismarck is down by the bow on that picture. Yet if you look closely you will see that right behind the end of turret Bruno, the waterline literally has a bends up towards the bow. I rather think that the Bismarck is sailing through a rough sea, went past a wave and is hitt...
by José M. Rico
Fri May 28, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Swordfish video
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Swordfish video

Great video about the Swordfish torpedo planes.

by José M. Rico
Thu May 27, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: Tsushima
Replies: 19
Views: 1020

Re: Tsushima

You are right, Dave.
We seldom remember Tsushima on 27 May. 116 years ago today!
Thank your for posting. :ok:
by José M. Rico
Thu May 27, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 80th Anniversary of Operation Rheinubung
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: 80th Anniversary of Operation Rheinubung

It has been 80 years since the Bismarck sank at 1039 hours on 27 May 1941. The end of her brief career foreshadowed the passing of the battleship era, of which she was a technological triumph and upon which she and her brave, fallen crew left an indelible mark.
by José M. Rico
Tue May 25, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 80th Anniversary of Operation Rheinubung
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: 80th Anniversary of Operation Rheinubung

Steve Crandell wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 12:56 am
Really well done, except that the subtitles disappeared a little over half way through so I couldn't determine what was said.
Sorry, I thought I finished adding all the English subtitles, but it seems I didn't.
I will do that as soon as posible.
by José M. Rico
Mon May 24, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 80th Anniversary of Operation Rheinubung
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: 80th Anniversary of Operation Rheinubung

Paul, thank you for reminding us. 80 years ago already! Yes, we will remember them! I uploaded a video to Youtube a few weeks ago about the battle of the Denmark Strait and the destrution of the Hood (Spanish language with English subtitles). <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube...
by José M. Rico
Mon May 03, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck water line
Replies: 14
Views: 1989

Re: Bismarck water line

Herr Nilsson wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 1:38 pm
"Seitenhöhe" (side height) = 15 m) is measured without hull plating.
The maximum side height of the hull should then be:
22 mm (bottom plating) + 15,000 mm + 50 mm (upper deck) = 15.072 m., right?
by José M. Rico
Mon May 03, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck water line
Replies: 14
Views: 1989

Re: Bismarck water line

Ok, I see. Thanks! :ok:
by José M. Rico
Sun May 02, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck water line
Replies: 14
Views: 1989

Re: water line

CWL is 9.50 m. Obviously the waterline ends slightly above 10.5 m. It's just my speculation that the draught on construction displacement (9.522 m) could possibly explain the difference. Marc, Why the difference of 22 mm between the Construction Waterline and the Construction Draft? Is that because...
by José M. Rico
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?

There is another thread in the forum asking the very same question, therefore I am closing this.
You may continue the discussion in the following link:

http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8995